Wraps Two, Sold-Out Yoshiki Classical Concerts in Tokyo, Japan At Tokyo International Forum
The special-edition digital single of Sarah Brightman's performance of "Miracle"--
composed by YOSHIKI with a new arrangement for her recently-released album HYMN –is now available worldwide NOW, alongside two exclusive bonus tracks.
Superstar soprano Sarah Brightman joined YOSHIKI on stage November 12 in Tokyo, for the first of his sold out YOSHIKI CLASSICAL 2018 concerts at the Tokyo International Forum. Watch a clip of YOSHIKI and Sarah Brightman’s performance HERE.
Earlier this year, YOSHIKI was invited by Brightman to perform "Miracle" on the new album, placing YOSHIKI in the company of her distinguished list of past musical collaborators, including Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ennio Morricone.
Watch the VIDEO for "Miracle" (Sarah Brightman Version): https://youtu.be/lOkeQsNS960
-Composed and arranged by YOSHIKI
-Performed by Sarah Brightman and YOSHIKI
Purchase Miracle (Sarah Brightman Version) on iTunes: https://deccagold.lnk.to/Miracle/itunes
Release Date: 11/16/2018
1. “Miracle” (Sarah’s Version) featuring YOSHIKI
2. “Miracle - Van Laack Remix” (Sarah’s Version) featuring YOSHIKI
3. “Miracle – Instrumental” (Sarah’s Version) featuring YOSHIKI
YOSHIKI CLASSICAL 2018 is the first set of classical concerts for composer, classically trained pianist, and rock drummer YOSHIKI since his two sold-out Carnegie Hall shows in New York City in 2017.
At the second sold out show in Tokyo (last night, Nov. 15)--YOSHIKI performed with HYDE (VAMPS, L'Arc-en-Ciel), who sang vocals on the Attack on Titan theme song "Red Swan"--also composed by YOSHIKI--which hit #1 on iTunes rock and mainstream charts in 14 countries.
For the first time, YOSHIKI live streamed his concert worldwide via Yoshiki Channel International (on YouTube-outside of Japan), Yoshiki Channel (Japan) and WOWOW (Japan). YOSHIKI's live concert on YouTube marks the launch of his channel's new paid membership feature. YOSHIKI is one of only a few entertainment icons to be chosen for YouTube's new membership program, which gives fans access to members-only live concerts and special videos previously only available to Japanese viewers. For more information on the new YouTube channel:
YOSHIKI's work as a classical composer includes "Anniversary", commemorating the tenth anniversary of the Japanese Emperor's reign, “I'll Be Your Love," the official theme song of the 2005 World Expo, and the "Golden Globes Theme" composed for the 69th Golden Globe Awards.
His classical solo album Yoshiki Classical included works co-produced and arranged by acclaimed Beatles producer Sir George Martin and debuted at #1 on the iTunes Classical Music chart in 10 countries, featuring performances by YOSHIKI as both composer and pianist alongside the London Philharmonic Orchestra. YOSHIKI launched his first Yoshiki Classical World Tour in 2014, with sold-out shows in 10 countries.
YOSHIKI is also the leader of X JAPAN, the biggest rock band in Japanese history, who has sold-out the 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome a record 18 times. X JAPAN made their Coachella debut in 2018 and performed their largest live concerts since 2010, "X JAPAN LIVE IN JAPAN 2018 THREE DEEP RED NIGHTS AT MAKUHARI MESSE", in September for two sold-out nights and a record-setting 1 million broadcast viewers on the third night during their "empty house" concert for fans sent home due to a typhoon.
YOSHIKI Official Website: http://www.yoshiki.net
YOSHIKI Official YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/yoshikiofficial
YOSHIKI Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yoshikiofficial